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Questions, concerns swirl around fish farm

Questions, concerns swirl around fish farm

​Planning Director John Ford said county planners will do outreach to “make sure that we’re adequately addressing the things that have been brought up” and will “make this an EIR that adequately identifies what the potential concerns and impacts are and develops a good set of mitigation measures.”

Online meeting for Nordic Aquafarms project today

County of Humboldt HUMBOLDT – In response to the comments received from the public on the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (SCH#2021040532), the county has prepared a Notice of Preparation (NOP) for a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Nordic Aquafarms California, LLC Land-based Aquaculture Project and associated Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District

Salmon farm going to college

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – ​​College of the Redwoods (CR) expects to begin offering aquaculture courses in the fall of 2022, which will prepare students for careers in what is likely to be Humboldt County’s newest economic linchpin. ​The Norway-based Nordic Aquafarms company is proceeding with permit applications for a large and complex

Nordic Aquafarms: Addressing fish farm concerns

There are many opinions and approaches to fish farming. Nordic Aquafarms is proposing a land-based facility at the Samoa peninsula in Humboldt County. Nordic’s fully contained design fortunately eliminates many issues and concerns associated with traditional fish farming. Neither the farm nor the discharge will attract sea lice that can affect wild fish Scientists have

Fish farmers advance aquaculture design

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union ​HUMBOLDT – The Nordic Aquafarms company has advanced its plans to build a major aquaculture facility on Humboldt Bay and has released designs of its proposed project. ​The company’s managers have also said that the preferred species to be raised at this point is Atlantic salmon, which concerns the fishing

Fish Farmers cite investor interest

By Daniel Mintz Mad River Union ​A representative of a Norway-based aquaculture company told an audience at a public meeting that investors in its planned fish farm facility on Humboldt Bay are confident of the project’s viability and believe conditions are favorable for its success. Marianne Naess of Nordic Aquafarms hosted a November 14 public

Samoa fish farm project nearing decision point

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union SAMOA PENINSULA – A Norway-based aquaculture company will soon decide whether to pursue a project on Humboldt Bay’s former pulp mill site and its interest has highlighted the economic potential of the Samoa Peninsula. ​At its Aug. 3 meeting, Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors was updated on the project and

Site issues could scuttle fish farm

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union SAMOA PENINSULA – ​Several months after announcing its intent to construct a $400 million aquaculture facility on the Samoa Peninsula, a Norwegian company has flagged water infrastructure and site contamination issues that could be “show stoppers.” ​At the July 23 Board of Supervisors meeting, the company’s request for “financial incentives/funding”

Nordic Aquafarms: Humboldt can play a key role in a global growth industry

Last week Nordic Aquafarms made the decision to pursue final due diligence for a land-based fish farm on the Samoa Peninsula in Humboldt by signing a lease-option agreement with the Harbor District in Humboldt. If our due diligence and permitting goes as we hope, this project will bring major investments, good paying jobs, tax revenue,